How to transform illustrations into digital vectors

Vector art has become the industry standard in many areas of graphic design. As a result, many designers are now faced with the challenge of transforming either self-created or found art works into digital vector format. This article tackles how to find good public domain source images and transform them into digital vectors. The search... Read More

March 2nd By

Improve your work routine with these tips from 99U

Finding a creative routine that works for you can be a real challenge. Every person face different challenges with their workflow, but we can all admit to struggling with one crucial issue – you’ll hit a wall at some point. This month, we’ve rounded up some excellent articles from 99U that tackle this frustrating problem. Learn when to push yourself (and when to... Read More

February 28th By

We predict 2015’s hottest packaging design trends

As a key part of the marketing process, packaging designers must constantly step up their game — not only to get the design right, but also in order to educate and lead the industry towards more ethical practices. Packaging design holds value so long as it is meaningful for people’s lives, be it through innovation or style. Thus, human... Read More

February 27th By

5 tips for designing a landing page CTA

CTA — it stands for “Call to Action”. When done right on your landing page, it is what’s going to convert visitors to users. A CTA can call for a lot of things. Lead generation, blog/social media/e-mail followers, customers for a direct sale or attendees for an event. They can be used on any page of a website... Read More

February 24th By

Embracing space in interaction design

Effective use of space in interaction design requires an understanding of aesthetics, functionality and human behavior. In fact, spatial design is the link between the more stylistic dimensions of language and visuals – and the more practical ones of responsiveness, time and user behavior. Space exists somewhere in the middle, dealing with issues on both sides of... Read More

February 23rd By

5 best productivity plugins for Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator has been the most popular application for developing vector graphics for many years. And as is the case with many powerful tools, there has always been something of a learning curve attached to it. Fortunately, there are a handful of useful plugins out there that can help us to speed up our workflow.... Read More

February 20th By

4 UI patterns for improving user interactions

There is no one right way to design a website UI. There’s no cure-all template for you to plug in your brand and hit “submit.” Each site has its own goals, motives, strategies and artistic style. This isn’t an article outlining a definitive set of rules for designing the perfect website every time. This is... Read More

February 16th By

9 landing page designs that click

Landing pages are often the most effective means of getting customers to a product. Rather than a traditional website (with multiple tabs and in-depth content), the landing page is usually a stripped-down, single page that’s specifically made for potential customers to “land on” and convert. To achieve this, these pages utilize a CTA, or “call to action”,... Read More

January 31st By

99U shares how to maintain stronger relationships with clients

Designing for clients can sometimes be challenging. Maybe you disagree about the creative direction. Or you’re having a hard time understanding the feedback you’re getting. This month, 99U digs deeper into the conversations designers and clients should be having to improve their work relationship and how to better understand one another’s needs. How to Disagree (Without Being a Jerk)... Read More

January 30th By

5 reasons to go analog in a digital design age

Computers are so easy. Everything one needs to create a design is efficiently stored on a digital hard drive in a compact device that you can use while lounging in a cushy chair. Why would a designer ever use anything else to design? Well, perhaps computers are not the all encompassing devices they are hyped up... Read More

January 29th By